WorkABILTY Day offers chance to have a go
Disabilities, health conditions and injuries did not get in the way of participants showcasing their skills at WorkABILITY Day last Tuesday.
Hosted by employment service agent Forrest Personnel, the ev-ent gives people with a disability or injury the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities by carrying out work experience for a day.
Busselton’s Trinity Bower, 17, has a desire to be a hairdresser, and shadowed the stylists at Oscar & Ivy Hair Co for the day.
“I started work cleaning at a home salon and that’s when I realised this is something I want to do,” she said.
“People leave looking so happy with their new haircut and colour, and that’s exactly how I want to feel. I like being creative, so it’s a career I think I’d enjoy.”
Forrest Personnel chief executive Ana Bagshaw said WorkABILITY Day showed employers that people with a range of health conditions could add value to their organisations, while creating employment opportunities for job-seekers.
“People who face adversity are problem solvers,” she said.
“They have resilience you might never guess at, and incredible loyalty towards those who are prepared to give them a go.”
Busselton’s Blake Moltoni spent the day at Coles Busselton working in stock replenishment and helping at the checkout.
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